Topps has released some information and pictures of some of the better cards in its 2011 Triple Threads product along with a 15-page sell sheet that showed off highlights of the upcoming issue.
Among the changes:
- Each Pack (mini-box) contains three numbered Topps Triple Threads Baseball base cards plus two numbered Parallel cards plus one numbered Triple Relic card and one Triple Threads Unity Single Autograph Relic card. Each pack, then, contains two hits. Last year, it took two boxes to uncover an auto relic and a second relic.
- A numbered Autograph Triple Relic card replaces the Triple Relic card 1:2 Packs (mini-box) - one per display box.
- A Unity Single Relic card replaces the Unity Single Autograph Relic 1:2 Packs (mini-box) 1 per display box.
The "unity" relic cards include a background image on individual cards that can be placed together to form a larger image. 243 players are part of the unity relics theme with 27 different backgrounds created.
The base set will include 100 cards.
Among the autographs included this year: Stan Musial, Nolan Ryan, the late Duke Snider, Cal Ripken, Mike Schmidt, Tom Seaver, Albert Pujols, Jason Heyward, Buster Posey, Starlin Castro, Mike Stanton and Freddie Freeman.
There will be 18 boxes per case and those cases will include a 1-1 auto relic and a triple auto relic card.
Dealer cost per 2-pack box is expected to be around $142.
Triple Threads will be released in late July. We've got more details in the sell sheet directly below and a slide show of some of the inserts below that.